Breaking news! I have been chosen to serve as a judge for the 2016 Philip K. Dick Award for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original format in the United States in 2015.

This includes trade paperback—a common format for high quality genre fiction—and mass market paperback—also a good option for an author.

The four other judges include Eric James Fullilove, James C. Glass, David M. Higgins, and Jack Skillingstead who, like me, are also authors.

I suppose I’m not the typical fan since I read widely among several genres, not just science fiction, but also fantasy, urban fantasy, mystery, historical fiction, romantic suspense, some romance, mainstream, and hybrids like Diana Gabaldon. (I also write in most of those genres.)

I suppose I’m also not a typical genre author, either. My book, Summer of Love, was a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist when Bantam Spectra published the trade paperback in 1995. This was also a San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book of the Year. Bantam published several editions in mass market paperback.

So, as a reader, I bring a wide sensibility and expectations to a book and I always have definite likes and dislikes, no matter the genre.

I’ve never had the opportunity or the challenge of intensively reading a whole lot of books within a limited time period with an eye toward choosing which I think is the best. I’m hoping the experience will expand my consciousness as a writer.

So there you have it, my friends. I’ll be launching a blog series here, “What I Look For When I Read Science Fiction” as the year progresses.

From the author of Summer Of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo.
Summer of Love, A Time Travel is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Australia.

The Gilded Age, A Time Travel on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords.
The Gilded Age, A Time Travel is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, “Fun and enjoyable urban fantasy,” on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords.
The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) includes all four books. On Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo;
Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

Strange Ladies: 7 Stories, five-star rated, “A fantastic collection,” on Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, Kobo, and Sony.
Strange Ladies: 7 Stories is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

My Charlotte: Patty’s Story on Barnes and Noble, US Kindle, UK Kindle, Canada Kindle, Australia Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo;
My Charlotte: Patty’s Story is also on Amazon.com worldwide in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and Mexico.

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